Birmingham police have identified the body of a man found near an alley on the city's east side Thursday morning.
Police say the victim is David Crutcher, a 39-year-old man from Cincinnati, Ohio. His body was discovered in an alley between two houses in the 8400 block of 8th Avenue South around 11:10 a.m., BPD Sgt. Johnny Williams said.
East Precinct officers responded to the scene in east Birmingham to investigate a report of a person down. Crutcher was found unresponsive and lying down near the alley. Birmingham Fire and Rescue officials pronounced him dead at the scene.
Birmingham detectives are now conducting a homicide investigation.
Sgt. Williams said neighbors reported hearing gunshots in the area either overnight or early this morning, but it is unclear if the shots were connected to Crutcher's death.
No arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
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